Who moved my cheese
An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Author: Spencer Johnson
This book helps trigger toughts on parts of life you might not even know you’re thinking of changing. It puts things into perspective and gently speaks to your unconscious mind, guiding you to make the decisions you have already made.
Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice, non-analytical and non-judgmental; they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are “little people”, mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It’s not just sustenance to them; it’s their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they’ve found. Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods–our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work in–although it can stand for anything, from health to relationships. The point of the story is that we have to be alert to changes in the cheese and be prepared to go running off in search of new sources of cheese when the cheese we have runs out.
‘One of the most successful business books ever’, Daily Telegraph .’Dr. Johnson has the rare ability to be interesting, provocative and succinct. My admiration is complete.’, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking
From the bestselling co-author of The One Minute Manager series comes this guide to help you anticipate, adapt to and enjoy change in your life, thereby achieving success. Johnson delivers his message via a simple parable about creatures living in a maze, looking for cheese to nourish them and keep them happy. The book is split into three sections: in ‘A Gathering’, a group discusses how they currently deal with change; in ‘The Story of Who Moved My Cheese?’ we find the parable itself; and in ‘A Discussion’, the group talks about what the story meant to them and how they mean to use it in the future. There are also fun cheese illustrations bearing key advice: ‘Monitor Change – Smell The Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old’. Quick and easy to read. (Kirkus UK)